- any of various flour-and-egg food preparations of Italian origin, made of thin, unleavened dough and produced in a variety of forms, usually served with a sauce and sometimes stuffed.
Origin of pasta
Related Words for pastatortellini, ravioli, macaroni, spaghetti, linguine, gnocchi, fettuccini, rigatoni, shells, vermicelli, ziti, lasagna, manicotti, orzo
Examples from the Web for pasta
Contemporary Examples of pasta
At which point Barry orders the pasta in meat sauce, followed up by Tiramisu.Marion Barry: ‘I Did It My Way’
June 23, 2014
To encourage the consumption of unlimited calories from fruit and cooked carbohydrates such as potatoes, rice, pasta.Why the ‘30 Bananas a Day Diet’ Is Monkey Business
January 2, 2014
Imagine getting boxes of pasta and sauce, bags of rice, and sacks of beans, even items like coconut oil and baking flour.3 Easy Ways To Make Fresh, Healthy Food A Regular Part Of Your Life
December 11, 2013
They can be set off by steam from a boiling pot of pasta or by heat rising from an open oven door, causing, well, alarm.How to Hack the Perfect Home
November 15, 2013
In the meantime other Italian pasta makers found an opportunity for some creative reverse marketing.Italian Gay Activists Boycott Top Pasta Maker
Barbie Latza Nadeau
September 27, 2013
Historical Examples of pasta
Pasta, on hearing her sing, encouraged her, and recommended a teacher.Heroes of the Telegraph
Dip them into a pasta marinate (No. 17), and fry them a golden brown.The Cook's Decameron: A Study in Taste:
Mrs. W. G. Waters
Upon the second night Pasta did not come to hear her new rival.
From that moment she was the pet of the Milanese public: Pasta's reign was over.
She could not awe, like Pasta, but she could fascinate and charm.Famous Singers of To-day and Yesterday
Henry C. Lahee
- any of several variously shaped edible preparations made from a flour and water dough, such as spaghetti
Word Origin for pasta
1874, from Italian pasta, from Late Latin pasta "dough, pastry cake, paste," from Greek pasta "barley porridge," probably originally "a salted mess of food," from neuter plural of pastos (adj.) "sprinkled, salted," from passein "to sprinkle," from PIE root *kwet- "to shake" (see quash).